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The '''Peabody Essex Museum''' in Salem, Massachusetts, is considered one of the oldest continuously operating museums in the United States. It is a successor to the East India Marine Society, established in 1799.[http://www.pem.org/about/museum_history PEM website]. "Museum history." Retrieved 2011-02-16 It combines the collections of the former Peabody Museum of Salem (which acquired the Society's collection) and the Essex Institute.''The manual of museum exhibitions'' by Gail Dexter Lord (Rowman Altamira, 2002) http://books.google.com/books?id=dTKb1kk88McC&source=gbs_navlinks_s[http://pem.org/museum/new_museum.php ] The museum holds one of the major collections of Asian art in the US. Its total holdings include about 1.3 million pieces, as well as twenty-two historic buildings.[http://books.google.com/books?id=ASh5AAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s Peabody Essex Museum...
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